On writing when you can’t

Recently, multiple people have contacted me concerning their blockage of writing. Here are my thoughts on this- Give yourself permission to write. Especially, give yourself permission to write what you aren’t allowing yourself to write and write all of it. Then, trim away.

If someone in your life is causing you to pause, or even controlling your writing, write it anyway. You don’t need permission to live your life. Live it, write it.

In my opinion it’s very unlikely a blockage is anything other than a block put in place by yourself, or someone next to you. Fear. You already know what to do. Do it. Even if the writing isn’t perfect, timeless, or up to your standards. It doesn’t matter. Not doing it at all is the only true failure.

Best of luck and cheers,

Matt

14 thoughts on “On writing when you can’t

  1. It’s harder for me, a person with OCD (CDO,) to give myself permission NOT to write than to write. Some days I’m so burnt I wanna quit — but can’t, knowing how much I need the therapy.

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  2. “If someone in your life is causing you to pause, or even controlling your writing, write it anyway. You don’t need permission to live your life. Live it, write it”
    Too close to truth. Love this, Matt.

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  3. This is so true. I blocked myself for years always blaming it on everything but me. I finally bit the bullet and started my blog. The best thing I could’ve done for myself. 🙂 I like your blog. Think I’ll explore some more.

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